Next up on the military’s to-do list? Installing railguns on all of their warships.
“…Assisted by GPS systems, the Navy’s railgun can shoot “non-explosive bullets at several times the speed of sound” at “speeds up to Mach 7″ with pinpoint accuracy….The Navy hopes to get its railgun to fire from over 200 miles by the time it’s ready for operation. According to Rear Admiral Nevin P. Carr, Jr., the chief of Naval Research, railguns cost much less than conventional missiles and make for more strategic warfare options.”
Proving once again what guys consistently think with, on and about, Sega has gifted civilization with this latest wonder “Toylets”, a scrolling video game / advertising LCD mounted above a urinal and controlled by the direction and force of your pee.
According to Sankaku Complex:
Aside from allowing an endless variety of crude puns, the main objective of the device appears to be to advertise to urinal users – the addition of a sensor which can measure the speed and volume of liquid splattering on it allows some simple games to be embedded in the urinal, which helpfully draws the user’s attention to the screen.
Should these contraptions gain wide popularity, it will make bathroom cruising much, much easier.
Next time you are upset that you missed a perfect deal, job or stock investment, take heart. At least you aren’t Blockbuster. The failing video rental chain had the opportunity to partner up with industry leader Netflix — and laughed at the deal. The heads of Blockbuster saw Netflix is a small, niche competitor and didn’t think it was worth their time or effort to get involved with the then mail only DVD seller.
The man who presented the possibility to Blockbuster was former Netflix CEO Barry McCarthy. McCarthy is exiting Netflix with $40 million in cash and stocks. Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy. Again.
“Whatever you think of WikiLeaks, they have not been charged with a crime, let alone indicted or convicted. Yet look what has happened to them. They have been removed from Internet … their funds have been frozen … media figures and politicians have called for their assassination and to be labeled a terrorist organization. What is really going on here is a war over control of the Internet, and whether or not the Internet can actually serve its ultimate purpose—which is to allow citizens to band together and democratize the checks on the world’s most powerful factions.”